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[big-ee] /ˈbɪg i/
noun, Slang.
an important, influential, or prominent person; big shot; bigwig.
something that is very large, important, impressive, or successful:
a merger of two corporate biggies; a movie that was this year's box-office biggie.
1930-35; big1 + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for biggie
  • Another biggie is stress, which is known to take a toll on immune systems and heighten risk to various ailments.
  • No biggie, this was going in the yard and would be hidden out of the way.
  • Learning a foreign language is a biggie when studying abroad.
  • Another biggie for small businesses is staying compliant with employment and labor laws.
Slang definitions & phrases for biggie


  1. A prominent or stellar person; big shot: Sullivan continues putting the bee on other Government biggies (1930+)
  2. Something important and successful; big deal: a tubular biggie, not only in LA and NY, but in Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta (1940s+)
  3. Anything large and important: what if a real biggie, like Brazil, went to the wall/ The next earthquake might be the biggie (1940s+)
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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